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on the democrats plan to avoid catastrophe. >> reporter: in fairfax, virginia. >> can we do it? are. >> reporter: first term democrat incumbent jerry connolly is working this labor day weekend to hang on to his congressional seat. >> i'm talking to many of my colleaguesment they get the threat. they understand that there is understandable anxiety in the country given the state of the economy but they're prepared going into battle. >> reporter: but connolly's race is just one of dozens the democrats could lose. in a midterm election that appears to be increasingly tilting towards republicans. the latest gallop poll has no good news for democrats. republicans have a 10 point lead, 51% to 41% on the generic ballot. and democratic voters are in the dumps with twice as many republicans saying they're very enthusiastic about voting this fall. while party leaders are not con seating control of the house they are looking to cut their losses by redirecting campaign funds to the strongest democratic candidates. >> we will look at races that we can win. so we make a determination about whether or not those
the most vulnerable candidates. >> you have betsie marky in colorado and tom perriello in virginia and, you have a bunch who won office not long ago in 2006 and 2008 when democrats made the huge pick-ups because of public unhappiness with republican rule and they've picked up in a number of districts that were, basically, republican districts, districts that john mccain won in 2008. and, so, now that the political tide has turned, things are looking bad for them. >> julie: house speaker nancy pelosi issues an -- has a combined $218 million, is in the campaign accounts to help and save the majority and the party as u, only have so much money to pend and have spend and have a loevent daa lo endangered dems. >> if you look at the real clear politics charts and toss-ups, lean republican or likely republican, there are 65 democrats in seats like this, facing real races and the seats that are toss-ups and they lean democratics or likely democratic, there are four, count 'em, four, republicans who are in seats like that, and democrats have a lot more endangered seats to defend, and haven't done ba
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